Ye gods this place makes a bad bitter watery espresso. Probably good 10 years ago since when it has not kept pace with improvements in quality. Hugely disappointing given the scores here, which are completely wrong. The place is a 3 at best. Try Coffee #1 in Clifton Village. It's not the best, compared to London, but better than this place. Just terrible.
Bustling coffee shop close to Bristol City centre. The interior is welcoming with various seating options and a selection of books and magazines to help wile away the time. Service is friendly although a little slow at busy times. The rancilio coffee machines are fantastically archaic. Food is served, consisting of various griddled options for breakfast and a range of sandwiches/paninis/baguettes etc. for lunch. The all important coffee is exceptionally well priced for Bristol and is a pleasingly smooth offering. It's a shame that only one blend is available however. All in all this is a nice coffee shop that stands up well to the multitudinous local competition.
Bristol is a sizeable town where cafes are ten a penny. But for the time being just two have been reviewed here, so we headed straight for this hi-scoring place with the promise of caffeine excellence... but in the event were sadly somewhat disappointed. It was scored a 9.4 but it left us thinking perhaps this was a case of the 9 being an upside down 6... Espresso was satisfactory but not superior. Service friendly but not finely tuned. Atmosphere stank of chip fat and not coffee and sounded like one woman (the proprietress?) putting the world to rights in her penetrating voice with her ‘mates’ for the duration of our twenty minute visit. I’m sure Bristol boasts at least a 9.4 cafe but it sure ain’t this one.
The atmosphere in the shop is always lively. Many regulars and staff that remember your drink gives a very welcoming feeling. This coupled with great coffee, made with pride and care, along with good food - hot and cold - make for a wonderful experience. Thoroughly recommend this place to anyone visiting Bristol!
Baristas is such an amazing place, really friendly staff, great atmosphere and very good coffee. The food is all homemade, and includes soups, cakes, paninis sandwiches etc I have used the lever coffee machines and they make the most lovely coffee. Anyone looking for great coffee and food at a very reasonable price will be pleasantly surprised by all that Baristas has to offer. George, the main man at Baristas, is a legend in his own right.
A cracking little Bohemian coffee shop where you can not only sup on their very own blend of the finest beans, roasted to perfection and barista'd to brilliance, but also chew the fat with our resident legend George. Over lunch munch your way through a great range of paninis, or just kick back, pull up a chair and watch the world waltz by whilst waiting for enlightenment / inspiration / bed sores (delete as required). Saturdays are a special pleasure, open really just for friends and regulars, the best bacon sandwiches on the planet and if you ask nicely, you can even make your own coffee on the lever machine. :)
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